Consciousness

There is a consciousness within us.
It sees, watches, knows exactly
what our life is like, from the inside.

We go through long stretches of time where
it is invisible, identified as we are
with every passing thought,
or emotion,
or drama outside.

But this direct, clear awareness exists
—and can coexist with our normal self—
like having a big brother inside,
keeping watch over us,
seeing everything,
impartial to gain or loss.

To experience this,
a subtle kind of effort is required,
and also a letting go. . .
internal shifts in delicate balance,
allowing two worlds to coexist within. . .

Our states ebb and flow,
but, as a pure gift from the heavens,
our inmost consciousness is always here,
waiting for us
to come home
and join it.

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